Check the line-up and aftermovies of Esdras’ own festival ‘Musica Transforma’ July 2019!
Based in: Brasilia BR – Quartet 4 on stage, 5 on the road
European tour: 15 Oct – 3 Nov 2019, get in touch for bookings
OUT NOW New album TRANSE
instrumental reinterpretation of Caetano Veloso’s iconic album from the 1970’s written in exile.
Esdras Nogueira is a saxophone player, musical producer, and cook, with three solo albums to his name.
In recent years, Esdras Nogueira has established himself as one of the great names in Brazilian instrumental music. Equipped with his baritone saxophone, Esdras Nogueira’s flawless solo career values instrumental music that is very much Brazilian, with influences from carimbó, jazz, salsa, samba, and afrobeat.
Brazil knows the musician because of Móveis Coloniais de Acaju, the ska-influenced band that announced a break for an undetermined amount of time in 2016 and that made history in Brazilian stages during 18 years.
His solo career began with the release of Capivara in 2014.
The debut album was a tribute to the master Hermeto Pascoal, where Esdras dared to interpret the master’s compositions and was complimented for it.
Hermeto Pascoal – “I listened to it, it’s great. I was happy with his interpretation of the music. The songs are different but without losing their essence. Esdras is off to a great start and will go far”.
Quartet Performance highlights
Brazil: Frequent at Performing Arts Venue circuit SESC, SAMPA Jazz Festival, Festival Bananada 2019, Blue Note Sao Paulo.
Russia during the World Cup, Spain, Portugal ea. Casa da Música, The Netherlands.
Watch the tour aftermovie.
TRANSE (2019), Esdras Nogueira Quinteto Ao Vivo (2017), NaBarriguda (2016), and Capivara (2014).
In 2017, the Esdras Nogueira Quintet toured Brazil extensively. From the tour came his third album, a live one entitled Esdras Nogueira Quinteto ao vivo.
Photo credits: Black and white by Celio Maciel,